A young seven year old Harry Potter fan, who was recently befriended by author JK Rowling, has claimed that her home in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo has been destroyed by bombing.

The mother of Bana Alabed has been tweeting from the devastated city on her daughter's behalf as it is hit by waves of airstrikes.

JK Rowling recently sent Harry Potter ebooks to the young fan in Aleppo after her mother messaged the author to ask how her daughter could get hold of the novels as hat she is "reading to forget the war".

On Sunday her account tweeted a message which said "under heavy bombardments now, can't be alive anymore" as airstrikes intensified. She then said her house had been "bombed", accompanied by a picture of herself amidst the rubble.

Both of the Tweets were reposted by bestselling author, JK Rowling, who had begun an online correspondence with the young girl.

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The account, which has 96,000 followers later tweeted, "Under heavy bombardments now. In between death and life now, please keep praying for us".